BS in Accounting

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Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program give you the chance to learn from courses in economics, law, mathematics, and communications. Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide students with a solid general education foundation and understanding of accounting principles. Students have the chance to learn from coursework in communications, mathematics, the sciences, and arts and humanities. Within the major area of accounting, students may become familiar with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), various management tools, taxation practices, and financial reporting techniques. Students could choose a degree emphasis area in auditing/forensic accountancy, managerial accountancy, public accountancy, or tax accountancy.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program may benefit from strong math skills or previous experience with accounting or bookkeeping. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

In order to earn their Bachelor of Science in Accounting, students must complete a total of 180 credits. Of those 180 credits, 99 come from the accounting major area and 48 are designated for open electives. Emphasis area courses are completed as part of the major electives requirement of the degree plan.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Requirements

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Federal Tax
  • Microeconomics
  • Business Math and Statistical Measures
  • Introduction to Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Business Law
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Bachelor's Capstone in Accounting
  • 300/400 Level: Major Electives
  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Professional Presence
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Survey of Mathematics
    • College Algebra
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Critical Evaluation in the Humanities
    • Ethics
    • Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • Science for Everyday Life
  • Choose one of the following:
    • The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program may develop knowledge of common accounting principles and practices, including financial reporting, macroeconomics, business law, and taxation. These skills may prepare you for a variety of positions in the accounting field. You could pursue these types of entry-level positions:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Auditor
  • Accountant

Advanced Degrees

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program can also help prepare you for graduate-level studies. There are a number of graduate degree programs related to accounting that may be of interest to you. Here are a few graduate degrees that you could consider:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Accounting